Decades of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences being out of step with contemporary values are finally catching up with it.
For the second year running all of the twenty nominees in the acting categories have been from Euro-white background, and while the Academy has made some great choices in recent years, "12 Years A Slave" in 2013 for example, a lot of talented choices have been overlooked for the 2015 awards. Coincidence? The consensus is that it is not.
When should the selection of a cricket team come with a photoepilepsy alert? This is how the BCCI announced its team to tour Sri Lanka via Vine in October 2015:
The sixty-second rendition of The Lord's Prayer that the Church of England wanted to play in British cinemas before screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Christmas. Digital Cinema Media, the company that handles most cinema advertising in the UK, has refused to accept the video on the basis that it "may offend" some people.
Tony Abbott is no longer Prime Minister of Australia. After almost, but not quite, two years, he is gone.
Australia's innings of 60 all out, encapsulated in one Vine by the ABC from Sky Sports footage:
Clive Rice has died at the age of 66 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was one of cricket's greatest all-rounders in an era of truly great all-rounders. But unlike Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee, Rice's achievements register barely a blip on the international cricket radar.
Cricket has made just one appearance in Olympic competition, in the second games of the modern olympiad, held in Paris in 1900.
When Chris Rogers was dismissed for 95 on Day Two of the Cardiff Test he achieved a new world record... the first player in the history of Test cricket for pass 50 in seven consecutive innings without converting for a 100.